ICYMI: Jaguars HC Doug Marrone tells @AdamSchein the team is 'pretty much done' with adding to their QB room & talks about what he expects from Leonard Fournette this upcoming season pic.twitter.com/Cm3J9zdo00— Mad Dog Sports Radio (@MadDogRadio) May 15, 2020
The Jaguars signed Mike Glennon earlier this month, giving them three quarterbacks behind presumptive starter Gardner Minshew. They’ve also got Joshua Dobbs — Ben Roethlisberger‘s one-time backup — and sixth-round rookie Jake Luton on hand. That leaves little room for Newton, despite all of his career accomplishments.
Early on in his free agency, Newton was set on being a starter. Now, he’s eased his expectations. Newton is reportedly willing to sign on as someone’s backup QB, though he might not be willing to completely slash his asking price. Earlier this spring, former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston signed with the Saints on a one-year deal with a paltry base salary of $1.1M. We have a hard time imagining Newton — who has made more than $100M over the years — doing the same.
With four QBs on hand, the Jaguars are content with what they have. That means they won’t be in the mix for Newton or Joe Flacco. And, it probably goes without saying, but they won’t make a play for old friend Blake Bortles either.
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